One of the biggest challenges for new project managers is having to manage multiple initiatives at the same time. To succeed with all these additional challenges requires a logical approach by the PM, and the support of the organization.
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We start the new decade with a bang as we present the 13th edition of our annual virtual conference and exhibition! Whether you’re a seasoned PM or new to the field, PMXPO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, earn PDUs and broaden your perspective on project management. This year’s show is headlined by keynote speaker Cara Brookins, a bestselling author who rebuilt her broken family by building her own house watching “how-to” videos on YouTube.
The PMI Talent & Technology Symposium 2018 is the fusion of two prior events, the Internet Systems & Technologies Symposium, and the Talent Management Conference. The new event focuses on the impact of rapidly changing technologies on the project management discipline and careers. Participants will better understand how emerging technologies affect their career and skills progression, as well as the evolving needs of hiring managers as they seek out top project management talent.
Risk, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things—as technology transforms project management, PM professionals are either ahead of the game, or falling behind. Stay current and competitive with the 2017 PMI Information Systems & Technology Symposium. Exclusive to PMI members, this free, virtual event delivers a full day of intelligence on innovation and its impact on your PM career. • Gain insight into the tech-driven trends disrupting our industry, without leaving your desk • Network with the PMI global community while developing the skills organizations are looking for today—and tomorrow • Earn 6 PDUs • Get actionable intelligence you will not find anywhere else, tailored specifically for project and program managers Register today— Here are more details on sessions and speakers.
At their best, Project Managers are great leaders. A leader’s prime responsibility is to produce positive results. In developing The Living Organization ® operating system, we have reverse engineered how the best leaders create lasting impact with less effort than most others. In this presentation, we reveal the secret source of such leaders and provide practical examples of how project managers can integrate it into their daily practice.
Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output.
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This Excel workbook provides eight logs and registers to help your project. It includes a Changes Log, a Lessons Learned Log, an Assumptions-Constraints Log, an Issues Log, a Risk Register (with accompanying risk guide and list), a Customer Promise Log, a Project Task Tracker, and an RFI Tracker. It's perfect for new and seasoned PMs alike.
This Excel workbook will help you form a comprehensive risk plan with templates for a Project Plan, Work Breakdown Structure, Dependency Log, Rick Plan, Project Procurements Registry and Project Communications Log. It is helpful for experienced and new PMs alike.
This two-page project charter template includes sections for a stakeholder list, summary milestone schedule for various project phases (like collecting requirements, the development phase and prototype testing), and more. Adapt it to fit your specific project.
While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).
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Information security is all about protection of information and its critical elements (confidentiality, integrity and availability), including the systems and process that use, store and transmit that information. When it comes to information security, what exactly does it mean to us as project managers? This author helps you put the right procedures in place.
The soft skills acquired by a PM can drive the success of a project. In this article, we focus on one key component of these soft skills: meeting management. Gear your meetings toward success by adhering to these do’s and don’ts—and utilize choice phrasing to make hosting your meeting a breeze.
No matter how new a project manager you are, you probably have a negative mindset when it comes to lessons learned. You shouldn’t.
Faced with a project that had no defined scope and no project manager, this practitioner took on the role. Since then, he has completed dozens of similar projects and worked out a reliable general process with five steps.
You’ve finally been given the opportunity to manage your first project—and now the world has been turned upside down by a pandemic. How do you cope?
Projects don’t exist in a vacuum, and sometimes team members get distracted. How do you bring them back to the task at hand?
The best PMs are the ones who can come up with the most creative solutions to the toughest problems. And the sooner new project managers can be encouraged to demonstrate that creativity, the more successful they—and their employers—will be.
Project managers know on Day 1 that time management is one of the most important skills they need to master. But what if there simply isn’t enough time to do everything?
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Joe Wynne—a contributor since our very first year—shares a sampling of his PM journal entries from two decades ago!
As ProjectManagement.com celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mark Mullaly—who has been a contributor since our very first year—shares insights that he would most want his younger self to know, appreciate and learn from.
Leadership is one of the most critical skills for new project managers, but how do you know if you’re doing a good job?
The end of the year often represents closure on projects and a mini-break before the start of the next year’s projects. How should a new PM (and all of us!) take advantage of that?
Project management training covers the basic skills you need to succeed as a PM, but what if you are faced with stripping those skills down further on your first projects?
Should you follow a project management approach or a product management approach to achieve better results for your company? Sometimes, the answer is "both."
When you are first taught PM skills, there’s a lot of focus on building the plan. But they never tell you about the importance of Plan B. This helps you deal with things that go wrong, but also helps you understand what might go wrong and prevent problems before they occur.
You don’t have to be a seasoned project manager to have a negative view of the lessons-learned process. But is it really such a waste of time? New PMs especially should carry out lessons learned as often as they can. Here are some ways to do that...
Dependencies are a fundamental part of project planning, but not many people get it right. Here’s a primer on how it should work.
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